Free Chaetomorpha

Discussion in 'Biological/Natural Filtration and Deep Sand Beds' started by viper357, 25 Jan 2008.

  1. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Hi all

    I will be pruning my Chaeto this weekend and will be able to send 5 handfuls of chaeto to whoever wants. Please PM me your postal address.

    Cheers
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Hey Dean - don't forget Galibore!
     
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    viper357 Thread Starter Admin MASA Contributor

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    Yip, Gali is getting the biggest bit ;)
     
  5. calvin

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    and meee
     
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    viper357 Thread Starter Admin MASA Contributor

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    No.
     
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    Shaun Retired Moderator

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    Did not realize people still need cheato, just tossed about a football size away.
     
  8. calvin

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    may I ask why ? lol
     
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    viper357 Thread Starter Admin MASA Contributor

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    Because I gave you some last time and you killed it.....you kill everything :tt2:
     
  10. calvin

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    ha that was from hill you were to mean all yo gave me was like 20 kilos of coral
     
  11. Brian Grobler

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    What is chaeto?
     
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    Kanga Retired Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Bruce, Cheatomorpha is a type of MacroAlgae that we use in our tanks as algae scrubbers for nutrient export.

    i.e. Cheato use nitrate and phosphate to grow, hence removes it out of the system
     
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    If someone in PE wants a bit I can give them some! The Chaeto I got from Tom has grown a lot.
     
  14. timmyus

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    can I send someone to fetch some by you? where in PE are you?
     
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    Thanks Viper!
     
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    Hi Timmyus
    I am in Westering in PE. If you want some and can send someone, Liqaquat often comes to PE and knows where I stay.
     
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    Steve - I am keen to get some if you have spare...
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Timmyus - you can get some at the LFS in Bree Str - otherwise I can give you some. I work in CT CBD - and stay in Table View/Parklands.... Please let me know which you would prefer. I would harvest some this coming weekend to give to you.... (cannot give TOO much, but it should be enough to start you out, though).... I have JUST gotten mine from the LFS in Bree Str, as well as gotten some from Kanga....
     
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    But can it not grow itself like other algae?
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Hi Sabi - the thing with Chaetomorpha is, that it does not release spores into the water, that could perhaps get stuck in the live rock - therefore starting to grow "from nowhere"....

    That's why reefers have to shares pieces of chaetomorpha with each other - and in such a way propagate it....

    Caulerpa release spores into the water which gets stuck in the tiniest of pieces of live rock or corals.... (they are extremely tiny - you would not see them with your naked eye).... And as such, they seem to appear from "nowhere"...
     
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    Unfortunately Cheato needs to be introduced to your tank, fortunately most reefers have it and will share happily.

    Your welcome to some when your tank is up and running
     
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